We are a full-service Metro Vancouver criminal defence law firm, dedicated to providing high quality legal representation to people throughout the Metro Vancouver area charged with criminal offences. With over a combined 50 years of experience in criminal law, both David Tarnow and Jason Tarnow are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience to tackle any defence case, despite any odds that may be working against their client. If you have been charged with a crime, don’t hesitate to contact our law firm.

Vancouver Criminal Defence

Criminal defence is an important field for a number of reasons. If defendants did not have the right to legal counsel when arrested for or suspected of committing a crime, there would be nothing to prevent the criminal legal system from convicting anyone it wanted to. Fortunately, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms grants a defendant the right to legal counsel. If you are facing a criminal matter of any kind, it is important that you exercise this right and consult an lawyer as soon as possible. Your Vancouver criminal lawyer will play an invaluable role in defending your rights and offering you the full protection that our legal system has to offer.

Hire an Expert Criminal Lawyer – Vancouver Legal Counsel

Our lawyers at Tarnow Criminal Law in Vancouver, BC are dedicated to providing their clients with the best legal representation available. When you retain the services of our firm, you can expect to receive frequent correspondence, individualized attention, and professional wisdom at each stage of your case. They can explain your rights under the law so that nothing is left unclear or misunderstood. In addition, they are dedicated to building strong and compelling cases, and doing whatever is necessary to ensure a desirable verdict is achieved.

When you are hiring a criminal lawyer, Vancouver can feel quite overwhelming. There is no question that your choice in which criminal defence lawyer is not just important, it is personal. That is why we offer an initial consultation to discuss your particular charges, giving you the opportunity to ask a skilled criminal defence professional any questions you have on your mind — and in a confidential setting. It’s important to take the opportunity to meet with a lawyer and go over the facts of your case before hiring one. By addressing your immediate concerns and helping you better understand the situation, we hope to make the decision regarding your legal counsel that much easier to make. It’s an opportunity to meet the lawyer who will be protecting your rights and freedom in the coming months.

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Phone: (604) 278–0555 
Fax: (604) 278–0525

#210–7340 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC V6X 1A1


“Officer, I know my constitutional rights. Firstly, I refuse to speak with you, other than to identify myself. I further refuse to consent for you to search my person, or my residence, or my motor vehicle. I wish to speak to my lawyer immediately. If I am not under arrest, I wish to leave.”

Know your legal rights. Everyone who is detained or arrested has the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay and to be informed of that right by the arresting police officer.

Protect Your Rights with Top Drug Crime Lawyer

Tarnow Criminal Law is a premier legal firm specializing in criminal defense in Metro Vancouver. With over 50 years of combined experience, David Tarnow and Jason Tarnow have established themselves as formidable defenders in criminal law, particularly in drug-related charges. Here, we will guide you through the essentials of hiring the best lawyer for drug charges, understanding the intricacies of drug charge lawyers, and why Tarnow Criminal Law stands as the best drug defense attorney choice in Metro Vancouver.

Navigating Drug Charges: The Role of a Skilled Defense Attorney

Facing drug charges can be a daunting and life-altering experience. From the risk of imprisonment to the potential of losing your job and damaging your reputation, the stakes are high. Tarnow Criminal Law provides aggressive and intelligent defense representation to those facing drug charges, fully understanding the profound impact a conviction can have on your life. Whether it's a first-time possession or more severe accusations like manufacturing or “dial-a-dope,” our approach is comprehensive, ensuring your rights are protected at every step​​.

The Defence Strategy: How Tarnow Criminal Law Tackles Drug Offences

At Tarnow Criminal Law, we delve deep into the facts of your case, scrutinizing the prosecution’s claims and identifying weaknesses early on. Our strategy encompasses several critical aspects, such as verifying the legality of the arrest and property seizure, assessing the fairness and bias of the charges, and ensuring your privacy rights have been upheld. With our experience in prosecution, we know how to navigate the threshold of proof in drug crime cases. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome, be it charge dismissal, reduction, or acquittal after trial​​.

Your Rights and the Importance of Immediate Legal Counsel

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees your right to legal counsel if you're arrested or suspected of committing a crime. Understanding and exercising this right is crucial. At Tarnow Criminal Law, we emphasize the importance of immediate legal consultation to ensure your rights are fully protected. This approach is integral to building a strong defense and leveraging the full protection of the legal system in your favor​​​​.

Choose The Best Drug Crime Attorney Who Will Protect You

Why Choose Tarnow Criminal Law?

  • Over 50 years of combined experience in criminal law.
  • Specialized knowledge and successful track record in handling drug charges.
  • Personalized attention and frequent correspondence throughout your case.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Canadian law and defendant rights.
  • Proven ability to build compelling cases and achieve favorable outcomes​​.



Our Regional Presence: Serving Clients Across Western Canada

Tarnow Criminal Law is renowned for offering top-tier legal services to clients throughout Western Canada. Our expertise spans various locations, ensuring that no matter where you are in the region, you have access to the best legal representation. Our services include:

No matter where you are in Western Canada, Tarnow Criminal Law stands ready to provide the exceptional legal support and guidance you need.


In addition to handling drug crime charges, Tarnow Criminal Law provides extensive legal representation across a range of areas, encompassing:

Violent Crimes
Domestic, Assault causing Bodily Harm, Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm, 1st & 2nd Degree Murder, Attempted Murder, Manslaughter Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon

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Cyber Crime
Harassment, Pornography related

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Theft over/under $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property

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Drug Offences
Possession, Production, Trafficking

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Driving Offences
Impaired Driving/Driving over .08/Causing Death/Bodily Harm, Driving while Prohibited, Dangerous Driving

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Commercial Crime
False Pretences, Credit Card related offences, Breach of Trust, Unlawful possession, Identity Theft

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Firearm Offences

Use of Firearm in Commission of an Offence, Pointing a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Weapons Trafficking, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Unauthorized Firearm, Possession of a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm, Possession of a Weapon Contrary to an Order

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If you or someone you know is facing drug charges and requires the best legal representation, don't hesitate to contact Tarnow Criminal Law. We offer confidential consultations to understand your case and provide the support and expertise you need.We offer the convenience of video conferencing for initial consultations, utilizing encrypted video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and MSTeams. All video consultations are 100% confidential and protected by solicitor-client privilege.

"I was charged in a complicated situation involving elements of the both Criminal Code and immigration law. The amount of disclosure I received from the Crown prosecutors was overwhelming to me… but Dave helped me get through it all. Dave managed to work out favourable agreement with Crown that not only allowed me to continue living in Canada, but also ensured that I had no criminal record so that I can freely travel to the U.S."

"His knowledge of the law is impressive."


PHONE: 604.278.0555  FAX: 604.278.0525

#210-7340 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC V6X 1A1